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I screwed up!

I screwed up… on a few things today. Mainly, forgetting I had not scheduled a blog until the night before publishing and needed to come up with an insightful topic of discussion sufficient enough to provoke thought in my dear readers… For that, I am grateful for your patience and understanding. However, this fact did…

Courage and Bravery Off the Battlefield

Courage and bravery can appear in many forms and situations, and when looking at the military, it’s easy to assume this is mainly on the battlefield. However, often the modest corners of our community harbour the strongest individuals. People willing to stick their heads above the parapet and say – “This must change.  And here’s…

Pygmy Goats, Mermaid Princesses and other grand career ideas. 

Navigating change is not impossible in isolation, but it is super tough.  By teaming up as co-conspirators and collaborators you broaden your capabilities and your knowledge base.  And Knowledge is everything. Because we don’t know what we don’t know. Others will, and by finding those people it opens up the possibilities.  I started out owning…

There’s a saying in the Royal Navy…

“It’s not the run ashore, it’s the runners” This means it’s not the place or the environment that’s important. It’s the people you are with and the purpose for you being there. And does your group / team / tribe / circle / bubble, have enough diversity of thought? Because when we get together, we…

Out with old, to make way for the new… Me

I have been encouraged to blog about my experience with a past job, how the misalignment was felt emotionally, mentally and physically and how I decided this was all going against my values in a deeply intrinsic way, and not merely a lack of buy-in to their strategy. Fix Vs Leave. Fix – as in…

You become what you can see

Whilst seeing the deterioration of a loved one or after a stint in hospital can scare people into taking action to improve their health. If you become too focused on avoiding the thing that scares you, for some reason, it’s the very place you actually end up. Because you there is not a positive thing…

Finding a theme for 2022

Last year my theme was “Connect & Create“. And I believe I achieved this in spades because I found the courage to create new relationships, beta tested a workshop, did speaking gigs, started a new job, quit the aforementioned new job and discovered networking for knowledge. Often when we think about networking it conjures images…

No good ever comes from should

Think about it. When was the last time you said, “I really should [insert activity]”, and it actually happened? Then, after spending waaaay too much time and brain energy “shoulding” on yourself, one day you say, “I want to… … eat nice food… … go for a walk… … send that email… … sign up…